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COVID-19 Dashboard (Spring)

The dashboard is updated daily. Spring semester data as of February 1, 2021.
Last updated on March 4, 2021.

Current Status: Stable, Low Risk

Status based on a 7-day positivity rolling average.

Total Tests

9,442 spring semester to date

New Tests

301 since yesterday

Total Student Cases

57 spring semester to date

New Student Cases

3 since yesterday

Total Employee Cases

9 spring semester to date

New Employee Cases

1 since yesterday

Total Active Cases On Campus


Total Active Cases Off Campus


Vassar Percentage Positive Results

0.90% 7-day running average of % of tests that have a positive result

Dutchess County Percentage Positive Results

3.7% 7-day rolling average of Dutchess County percentage positive results (aka Infection Rate)

New York Forward Percentage Positive Results By County Dashboard
(Please select Dutchess County or scroll down to see the specific results)

Active Cases at Vassar

Historical data since Aug. 17, 2020.


Testing Strategy
We required a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 7 days of move-in; students were tested in the first two days of arrival, and then 5-7 days later, and again 14 days later. Periodicity of subsequent testing may be every two weeks or monthly, or more often, depending on campus and community epidemiologic data at that time.
Lag Time
Current lag time is generally 24 to 48 hours, with some exceptions of 72 hours.
Test results reflect Vassar-administered diagnostic tests.
“Cases” reflect anyone with a positive diagnostic test result.
Active Cases
“Active Cases” reflect students currently in isolation at Vassar with a positive diagnostic test result or an employee currently not reporting to work because of a positive diagnostic test result. "Active Cases Off Campus" excludes students studying remotely.
Employee Count
Employee count includes family members of employees living with them on campus.

Fall 2020

Fall semester totals reflect the period of August 17, 2020 through January 31, 2021.

Total Tests


Total Student Cases


Total Employee Cases